work/iron out the kinks

idiom

: to try to fix the small problems or flaws
We just installed a new computer program, and we're still working/ironing out the kinks.

Examples of work/iron out the kinks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Big Tech players, such as Apple, have been more conservative in their AI efforts, waiting for others to work out the kinks. Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo, Quartz, 23 Feb. 2024 Other times, our manes were subjected to a chemical relaxer to iron out the kinks. Essence, 26 Oct. 2023 But most people will also have to work out the kinks of their retrofit e-bike, and that will require more thinking than with brand-new e-bikes. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 20 Oct. 2023 Here are five emerging uses for HTS that could transform everyday life—if engineers can work out the kinks. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Sep. 2023 The Browns hope so and will use the preseason to work out the kinks. Scott Thompson, Fox News, 9 Aug. 2023 So Hill will conceivably have more time to work out the kinks in the first two weeks of the year. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Aug. 2023 In the first full-length trailer for the new season, which hits Netflix on Aug. 3, Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick (Kit Connor) get to work out the kinks in their still very new relationship outside of the watchful eyes of their usual school grounds. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 25 July 2023 Costco was hoping for a quiet launch to buy its staff time to work out the kinks, but all bets were off once customers started posting on social media about the California rolls made with real crab. oregonlive, 13 July 2023

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Dictionary Entries Near work/iron out the kinks

work in unison

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“Work/iron out the kinks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/work%2Firon%20out%20the%20kinks. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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